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Tampa Pet Washers

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Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila M.
Verified review

This was our first experience with using a mobile groomer for our pet. Brittany was very friendly, made friends with Sugar, our Maltese, and loved on her before she began the grooming. Definitely a very caring groomer of her pet client and owners! We were pleased with the results and will be a returning customer! Thank you for making our first experience and Sugar's a good one!

Top Pro
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karla C.
Verified review

Esme did a wonderful job with my 16-year-old Toy Poodle. She was very patient and calm with my difficult pet who has severe anxiety due in part to Stage 2 renal failure. It wasn't easy to groom my dog but Esme made her look wonderful and made working with her less stressful for us both. I'm grateful to have found Esme and that she can groom my pet in her home, making it more comfortable for my pet or she will make house calls if needed.

Jamie's Grooming LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen C.
Verified review

Jamie did a great job working with my 9 month old Shih Tzu. She had numerous mattes so I opted to have her shaved down for this time. She behaved beautifully under Jamie's guidance. There are still to significant mattes, one under each of her ears that concern me, but we'll get those taken care of. Jamie was prompt, very informative with questions I asked, cleaned up well after himself. All I had to do was sit back and watch. Thank you Jamie for a great experience of in home pet grooming. Kathleen

  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy G.
Verified review

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING... my poor old dog had to be cut super short due to being matted in places we could not even tell. After it was all said and done... I have a very happy old dog that can finally be comfortable and the kids also love his cut. This is a groomer that takes his time, works with the pet to put them at ease and ensures everyone is happy. GREAT GREAT job!!!!

Pampered Pets
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
LaToya A.
Verified review

My fur baby was very happy and spoiled in the care of Pampered Pets. I would definitely recommend them!

Classic Sitting Services
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
Verified review

Absolutely fantastic company to work with. They responded quickly and professionally to our pet sitting needs. The puppies were well cared for and we were kept at ease on our trip with updates. Will definitely use again!!


Located in Sarasota, FL, our primary services are overnight sitting (in your home), private boarding (in our homes) and daily dog walking and cat visits. We do no kenneling. All of our sitters and walkers are background checked, insured and bonded. We have an advanced software system that allows us to keep clients and sitters completely up-to-date on all services. We are happy to provide unsolicited reviews from our clients, as well as references. We cover Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Siesta Key.


I love animals, and I know what they mean to my clients. I am dependable and attentive to your pet’s needs. I will stay at your home while you are away. Your pets do not have to be boarded that way they are comfortable in their own environment.


I love animals, and I will do the job right. It was in high school when I became an animal lover, and I love it.


Hi. My name is Clifton, and I would love to take care of your pet or pets. I have had a special love for all animals since I was a little boy. I will feed them, bath them, and walk them, anything that you need me to do. I will be your dog’s best friend.


I will take perfect and loving care of any pet that's in need. I will feed, water, bathe, walk, and play with them to make sure that your pet is a happy pet.


I'm a good, hard worker. I can clean very well. I love kids and animals. My business is great, and if you don't like how something is done, I can redo it.


I train the owner and the pet.


With patience and unconditional love, I treat your pets as if they were my own children. I have worked with reptiles, farm animals, cats, dogs, furry critters, and more.

  • 6 years in business

I am hardworking and great at what I do. I care about people and their pets. I can work full-time or part-time, and I am trustworthy.

  • 3 years in business

I just started


We offer experienced, reliable pet sitting (cats and dogs) and dog walking service! We provide you with peace of mind while you are working long days, traveling for work or pleasure or just away for the day. We love your pets just like they are our own. We have lots of references and are insured. Call or email today for a no-charge meet and greet.


Professional Care with a personal touch... Animals are a passion and it shows in my work

  • 4 years in business

I love what I do be no means what so ever do I ever feel like I'm working. I go above and beyond for my clients. I will not do something if it's not done it's very best. I genuinely enjoy spending my time helping and improving animals lives.


I love pets and cleaning. I have a 5-month-old that I have to support for her living and needs. I love to clean and make pets and people happy at all times. Please, no rude people are entertained.


I have dealt with many animals along my journey, and so far, there has not been one that I couldn't rehabilitate. I have taken cat killers and turned them into cat cuddlers and unruly pups to respectable dogs. You may have tried the rest; now, try the best!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

How much does it cost to groom a dog?

Dog grooming costs depend on the service your pet requires. Nationally, the average price for dog grooming ranges from $40 to $100, varying by location. Not surprisingly, dog grooming on New York’s Upper East Side costs nearly double what it costs in a small town in Montana. Dog groomers typically handle every aspect of your dog’s beauty and hygiene, from tooth brushing to hairstyling. One potential way to save is to have your dog groomed at your doggy daycare — sometimes they offer discounts on dog grooming prices for clients. Here are some examples of average dog grooming costs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please note these prices would include transportation fees for picking up and dropping off your dog to your home:

  • Nails: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Toothbrushing: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Tooth scraping (removal of plaque from teeth to prevent infection), with anesthesia: $600
  • Tooth scraping, without anesthesia: $400.
  • Wash and dry: $60
  • Ears: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Grooming package: $130 — includes wash, nails, teeth, ears, gland expression and haircut

How much do you tip the dog groomer?

Do you have a dog that you get groomed regularly? If you do, you’ve probably wondered how much — or even if — you’re supposed to tip your dog groomer. Treat your dog groomer as you would your own hair stylist. A 15 percent to 20 percent tip is an appropriate amount to show your appreciation for a dog grooming job well done. If your dog didn’t get clean or their nails didn’t get properly clipped, then you certainly don’t have to tip. But if you’re satisfied with the service, consider the tip part of the standard dog grooming price, and just plan it into your dog care budget so you’ll have a happy groomer and a well-groomed dog. Here are a few examples of when you should tip extra:

  • Your dog bit the groomer! Not good. A big tip will help.
  • Your pooch barked like a wild beast or wrestled the groomer the entire time.
  • Your dog’s hair was extra gross and dirty — think dog poo or major mud matted in their hindquarters.
  • Your senior or disabled dog can’t stand on their own and needs extra care and support.

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